Monday, June 4, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #7: Ruth Sprio

Today we're excited to welcome seasoned Baby Loves Science author Ruth Spiro onto the podcast! She talks about books five and six in the series and what she has coming up next! You can have a listen by clicking HERE:

Monday, May 28, 2018

Poppy's Best Drawings, or How Poppy Came to Life!

Illustrator Rosalinde Bonnet has been illustrating the whimsical world of Poppy for a few years now, so with the release of Poppy's Best Babies last week, we convinced Rosalinde to stop by and talk about her process!

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #6: Michelle Cusolito

Today we're talking to debut author Michelle Cusolito about her nonfiction book Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible ALVIN and her penchant for creating engaging school visits. You can have a listen by clicking HERE:

Monday, May 7, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #5: Steve Jenkins

Today we're very excited to have Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins on the podcast! He's talking about his first book with Charlesbridge, A House in the Sky, and Other Uncommon Animal Homes, illustrated by Robbin Gourley. You can have a listen by clicking HERE:

Monday, April 2, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #4: David Biedrzycki

Today we're talking to expert and seasoned Charlesrbidge author David Biedrzycki about the newest book in his Breaking News Bears series, Alien Alert. You can have a listen by clicking HERE:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Cars on the Carpet

Experienced nonfiction author Jan Adkins discusses going from playing with cars on the carpet to drawing cars on the page, and why he chose to write about Bertha Benz.

KIDS WILL ALWAYS PLAY CARS ON THE CARPET, driving along the woven patterns like streets, traveling to mystic places carrying amazing people. When I wrote Bertha Takes a Drive, about the very first car trip, I could see it all in my mind, as if I were pushing a tiny tin version of the strange, three-wheeled Benz Motorwagen along a carpet woven with the map of Germany: out of Mannheim, across the Rhine River, south through Heidelburg to the Black Forest, toward Grandma Ringer’s house in Pforzheim. I was with them in my kid’s play-mind. Lucky grownups don’t lose that ability to shift between the “real world” (whatever that is) and the “what if” world.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #3: Tami Charles

Today we're talking to debut author Tami Charles about her semi-autobiographical book Like Vanessa and why it was so important for Tami to write a book for herself and others like her. You can have a listen by clicking HERE:

Monday, March 5, 2018

Getting to “I GET IT!”: Scaffolding in Nonfiction

Charlesbridge nonfiction editor Alyssa Mito Pusey talks about making complex ideas tangible to young readers. This article first appeared in two parts on Melissa Stewart's blog Celebrate Science on February 2 and 3, 2018.

The other day, my seven-year-old asked me what the Big Bang was. Inside, I panicked a little.

Explaining complex, abstract ideas to anyone is difficult. But it’s especially challenging when your audience is a child. Young children have limited prior knowledge, and they think very literally.

Monday, January 22, 2018

My Journey to Mars

Susan Lendroth, author of Hey-Ho, to Mars We'll Go!, illustrated by Bob Kolar, delves deep into her own fascination with space exploration and how it has affected her sense of imagination.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Charlesbridge Unplugged #1: Cynthia Grady

We are so excited to announce that we have started a podcast! Join us as we talk to our authors, illustrators, and editors about their recent Charlesbridge projects!

In our inaugural episode, Marketing Assistant Mel Schuit talks to nonfiction author Cynthia Grady about her newest book Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind, illustrated by Amiko Hirao. You can have a listen by clicking HERE.